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PATEROS – The Pateros Chamber of Commerce got the new year off to a productive start with a full agenda of items including introduction of 2018 officers and board members, the 2018 event schedule, Pateros sign update, and report from the mayor among other items. New officers for 2018 include:...

Adam Fritz served on the Pateros City Council Position 2 until the end of 2017. He was not running for re-election or as a candidate for any other office when he learned he was nominated for – and subsequently won – a vacant seat on the Pateros Cemetery Board.
PATEROS – Former Pateros city councilman Adam Fritz is the newest member of the Pateros Cemetery Board – and he didn’t even know he was on the ballot. Fritz, whose term on the council ended on Dec. 31, 2017, was not running for re-election to his Position 2 council seat, or any other office for...

Smoke was still rising last Monday from the charred remains of this residence on Dow Lane at 474 Highway 173, after fire destroyed the home of Pat McFadden, Tara Martin and son, Tommy Martin. The burned-out shells of two vehicles parked in the attached carport can be seen at left.
BRIDGEPORT BAR – An early morning house fire last Friday, Jan. 5, at 474 Highway 173 on Dow Lane destroyed a home and sent two members of a Bridgeport family to Seattle’s Harborview Hospital for treatment of burns. Bridgeport residents Pat McFadden, Tara Martin and her nine-year-old son Tommy...

Walt and Paula Peckham are leaving the Senior Center after more than 40 years of membership and service to the organization.
BREWSTER – The Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center elected its 2018 officers and representatives and bid farewell to longtime members Walt and Paula Peckham. The annual election of 2018 officers was held on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Those elected include:  Alan Broere, president, Jeanne Johnson,...
BRIDGEPORT – Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal reported that a suspect wanted in connection with a threat and firearms incident at the Bridgeport school was apprehended in Los Angeles and returned to Okanogan County last month. A Douglas County Deputy and a Chelan County Correctional Officer...

Clark Cooper – and his mother – both cast ballots against his election to the office of Brewster School District Director, a post he neither knowingly filed for nor wanted to occupy, but he won nonetheless.
BREWSTER – There’s an old joke about the man who said he checked the newspapers’ obituary section every morning, and if he did not see his name there, he proceeded to make breakfast. The same caution might be applied to checking the list of nominees filing for elective office to verify that your...
BREWSTER – The first annual Las Posadas or Festival of The Inns drew a large and mixed crowd of carolers to the city’s downtown Main Street last Friday evening, Dec. 23. “We had a good turnout of 70 to 80 people including kids and adults from both the local community and outside the area,” said...

This overhead shot shows the proposed triangle Property Development project that extends east from S. Dawson Street between E. Industrial Way and the railroad tracks.
PATEROS – City council members heard a preliminary proposal for development of a long finger of land called the Triangle Property from City Administrator Jord Wilson at their monthly meeting on Dec. 18. The Triangle Property extends from S. Dawson Street east between E. Industrial Way and the...

Santa takes a moment from his busy holiday schedule to pose with some of his special Brewster Fire Department helpers who spent the past month gathering toys to distribute to 16 needy families last Friday, Dec. 22. Donation boxes were placed at the Brewster Marketplace and Brewster Boys and Girls Club and the collected gifts were piled into fire department vehicles along with Santa to make the rounds to the homes of many surprised children.

The Christmas light display at the home of Ed and Carrie Milton on 110 Bill Shaw Road in Pateros shows the results of more than a month of design and installation. This south-facing view of the driveway does not capture another angle from the west showing the profusely lighted house overlooking the Methow River.

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